GLWerth
Fluff: Mama Fail or those moments that make you shake your head!
by GLWerth
February 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

I'm having the kind of day that makes me wonder what the heck I was thinking having kids.

So, please, make me laugh with either (or both):

1. Your biggest parenting fail. We all have at least one moment when things just went very, very wrong.

2. Rules you never, ever thought you'd need to make in your house.

I had to make a rule that you may only pick your own nose (we also expressed a preference for no-nose picking, but please, if you must, only your own).

We also have a rule that you may not talk about anything that lives in or happens in your pants in public. Public includes Grandma's house.

Also, only one boy may pee in the potty at one time. And each boy may only hold his OWN penis, helping your brother aim does not improve the aim.

Replies

  • katy_kay08
    February 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    my parenting failures are HUGE and not something I'm comfortable sharing.  

    Unusual rules I didn't think I would have to make?  hmmm...after raising boys for the last 21 years nothing surprises me or seems out of the realm of possible.  

    What I can say is that if you asked me 22 years ago if I would ever find farts funny I would have answered "never".  Just one more example of why you never say never.  

  • Euphoric
    February 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

     One of our rules: No wearing underwear on your head (pretending to be like Spiderman) in Walmart.

  • Euphoric
    February 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

     Another rule : Don't dump a half gallon of milk into a bowl for the cat.

  • GLWerth
    by GLWerth
    February 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Was the bowl at least designed to HOLD that half gallon of milk?


    Quoting Euphoric:

     Another rule : Don't dump a half gallon of milk into a bowl for the cat.


     

  • Euphoric
    February 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

     Yep, lol.

    Quoting GLWerth:

    Was the bowl at least designed to HOLD that half gallon of milk?

     

    Quoting Euphoric:

     Another rule : Don't dump a half gallon of milk into a bowl for the cat.

     

     

     

  • NWP
    by NWP
    February 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I have to share what happened with my DH's peer group when they were 6. One of the girls said she didn't like to play with Levi because he was too "brown". I heard about this the day after it happened. Apparently, her mom and dad, and Levi's mother took her out of the group and had a talk with her about being tolerant of others who are not like her. I found it strange at first, because Levi is a very light skinned jewish boy who I wouldn't describe as being "brown"....Then I asked her parents, well, did you ask her what she meant? So they did...And she said he is always covered in dirt! His parents realized they had all jumped to the wrong conclusion...And yes, he is a dirty little boy. LOL.

  • nicoal4
    by nicoal4
    February 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM
    Parent fails the other day well rushing out of the house.I changed my baby in a hurry and didn't have wipes by me had to pick her up and run through the house with butt in the air. My 2 year old comes running towards me smacks right in to the babies butt. I still in a rush looked her over didn't see anything. So ran out the door when I got to the story I put her in the cart and I'm smelling poop. So I check her diaper nothing. So I starting looking her over on the side of her poor little head was a poop stain the size of a butt cheek.
  • JacksMom1221
    February 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    Last year when my son was about 1 I had to go get a new license made. I brought him with me to the dmv thinking it would be fine. So, as I'm sitting there filling out the paperwork he's rifling through my purse, which I didn't care because 90% of the stuff in there was his, diapers, toys, snacks. Well, of course he grabs the one thing of mine in there, a Tampax. He was waving it all around and I didn't even notice until I heard people laughing. I looked over to see what he had and he started laughing and ran away, waving my Tampax in the air! I Chase after him yelling "No, come back here!" The dmv was set up with all the chairs along the wall and an open space in the middle, so everyone saw! When I finally caught him, he threw the damn thing across the room! So I had to carry my fussing baby the rest of the way across the room with a beet red face and pick up my tampon, then walk all the way back to my seat! Soo embarrassed!!
  • specialwingz
    February 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    This one made me lmao.  Reminds me of the days when I was potty trining my twin boys.

    sidesplittinglaughter

    Quoting GLWerth:

    I'm having the kind of day that makes me wonder what the heck I was thinking having kids.

    So, please, make me laugh with either (or both):

    1. Your biggest parenting fail. We all have at least one moment when things just went very, very wrong.

    2. Rules you never, ever thought you'd need to make in your house.

    I had to make a rule that you may only pick your own nose (we also expressed a preference for no-nose picking, but please, if you must, only your own).

    We also have a rule that you may not talk about anything that lives in or happens in your pants in public. Public includes Grandma's house.

    Also, only one boy may pee in the potty at one time. And each boy may only hold his OWN penis, helping your brother aim does not improve the aim.


  • Peanutx3
    February 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    My fail was this morning.  After I backed into my closed garage door I turned and in an angry voice asked my son why the hell he closed the garage door after taking out the trash.  :(